That was a convoluted title. So please take a moment to have a think.
And now that you have, we can confirm: AWS, Hungary’s Eurovision 2018 act, have released a mash-up of their song “Viszlát nyár” and Netta’s “Toy”.
In theory that sounds like a cheese-and-chalk scenario sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth. But as it turns out, their post-metal instrumental works incredibly well with Netta’s funky freestyling.
Paired with the heavy drumming and electronic guitars, her voice takes on an angry rock vibe — and one that works rather well with her song’s theme of women standing up and standing strong.
While Netta’s distinct vocals remain instantly recognisable, she now sounds like the love child of Courtney Love and Nicki Minaj.
Besides delivering this rather memorable mash-up, AWS have been busy showcasing their own versatility.
On Friday evening they performed as special guests during the final of Virtuózok (“Virtuoso”), an X Factor for classically trained singers and musicians.
More orchestral than pop, the show called for a special performance and the men of AWS most definitely delivered.
They toned down the song’s heavy metal elements, delivering something more acoustic and tame.
Trading their shorts and t-shirts for black suits, the guys put on an elegant display — and Ors even wore shoes!
During the bridge, when Ors normally dives into the audience or runs around the stage, he stood in place and let an opera singer belt it out instead. Virtuosos, indeed!
Are you loving their acoustic sound? What do you think of their mash-up with “Toy”? Should Netta moonlight as a rock star? Let us know down below!